Terpenes represent a new era in cannabis, where the combination of specific terpenes can help deliver particular effects. Some edible companies utilize terpene profiles to provide exceptional results that allow consistency in their products. The new focus of several cannabis companies is to understand the benefits of combining terpene science to elevate their products and deliver an entourage effect. Some studies suggest that terpenes can boost cannabinoid outcomes and provide consistent results.
Some of the most common terpenes are limonene, myrcene, and linalool. Here’s a brief description of each of these terpenes to help you navigate the vast world of terpenes.
Limonene: Some of the main applications are elevated mood, stress relief, and improved absorption of other terpenes. Inhalation of limonene increases dopamine and serotonin levels in critical areas of the brain, which are associated with anxiety, OCD, and depression. Limonene is also found in lemon rind, orange rind, and juniper.
Myrcene: This terpene is known for its relaxing and sedating effects. It is also believed that it has potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic results. Myrcene is also found in thyme, mango, and lemongrass.
Linalool: Main effects of linalool are believed to promote relaxation and calming effects. It has a floral aroma and is also found in lavender and birch bark.
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